There is only one thing wrong with this product: colour. It is couple shades too dark for me, and it really breaks my heart. If you have skin NC/W20-25 this might work for you. I would repurchase, but it is helplessly dark.
It is meant for oily skin, but it works perfectly fine, when my combo skin has its dry periods.
On my skin this feels like tinted moisturaizer, but has coverage of foundation. Consistancy is really mousse-like, thick and it is easy to blend. However, if you try to blend it when it has set, it will peel of like moisturaisers. Also it transferes quite a bit.
Finish is dewy, so if you like dewy finish this might be for you.
Sunscreen is great in daily use. However, I think it is the SPF that gives quite greyish undertone to the foundation, but it oxydaises off in couple of minutes (if you don't layer it too much).
I'm still looking for the perfect match for me.
- medium coverage
- natural finish (with dewy luminous finish)
- good oil control
- it's stay for 8 hours at me
- the color match my skin very well (i'm nw10)
- it doesnt cakey of blotchy even you'r sweating
- sometimes break me out
- the colour doesn't match nc30 or above
overall.. i love this bb cream but i cant use it everyday cause it break me out
Pros: decent coverage; easy to blend; natural finish (not cakey); not greasy (silver label is meant for oily skin. Pls try black label if u have dry skin); didn't break me out
Cons: synthetic frangrace smell (might not be good for very sensitive skin); oil-control ok but not very good; does not stay for long
This is the first bb cream I ever had so I've had to tweak a lot to "understand" it. It is definitely not up to the hype as an all-in-one product. First, you do need a good moisturizer along with it because the BB is not moisturizing enough unless your skin is very oily, it is difficult to blend into bare skin and emphasizes any flakey/dry patches no matter how minor and invisible they are normally.
Second, you do need a setting powder since despite the not-so-great moisturizing function it has medium-to-low oil control. My t-zone was shiny after a few hours, and I'm combo type.
The good thing is you need so small an amount the tube (rather pricey) will last forever.
Nominally it gives a very good coverage but I don't like the look of it, heavy and dull. For me it works best if I mix a tiny drop with my normal moisturizer and then apply onto tonified skin. This way it looks natural and smooth, though gives a very light coverage. Imperfections if any may be gently patted on afterwards. BUT this way makes the SS much lower, so I fail to see the point of having this product if I can't use it to the full capacity.
The best it works as a concealer, I use on my undereyes and little redness around the nostrils and it covers and holds very well.
Overall an over-hyped product, probably good for very oily skin or folks who are into the Kabuki makeup-style. If you are after the natural-glow look it's not worth of buying, a tinted moisturizer will do just as well.
ETA Make sure you remove this BB thoroughly with cleansing oil or cold cream. If not removed correctly it may clog pores and break you out. That's what happened to my friend who tried this.
Matches nc20-25. Too dark for my nc15 skin. Great coverage. Very soothing. Dewy finish. Lasts pretty long, but not that long for me, b/c I have really oily skin. I still prefer it to most liquid fndts out there. Does require double cleansing.
This product from is a lot thicker than the water fuse BB cream from the same brand, but it provides more coverage and I really liked its consistency and how it makes my skin look. But the thing that ruins this product for me is that its very very light, I am have quite fair asian skin around NC20-25 and it leaves a white cast between my face and neck, despite how it makes my skin feel and look, the color just makes it impossible for me to wear this out in public.
Broke me out horribly :( I thought it would be good because I had the black label and it was great (until it started breaking me out, which I didn't know at the time) but this...this piece of crap wrecked my skin within hours of application! Literally when I removed it at the end of the day I found 3 new hugeass pimples so I know it's not because I didn't clean it off well. Very Disappointed. "Dr" my a**.
Honestly, all the negative reviews here are kinda scaring me, but so far I really like this product. I've been using it for about a week now and it hasn't made me break out or anything like that. Revlon Colorstay has always been my HG, but lately I've been using this BB cream way more often!
+medium to full coverage without looking cakey
+satiny/matte finish, not oily (but still requires a setting powder)
+matches my skin color (I'm an NC 20)
+overall, it just makes my skin look really glowy and smooth :)
+it is quite pale--anyone who's over an NC 30 is definitely going to have to wear bronzer or something in order to make this work for them.
+not quite as long lasting as Revlon Colorstay
I was very excited to try this BB cream when I went to Japan a couple of months ago. I am about an NC20 in MAC, so the cream matched me perfectly. Unfortunately, that's pretty much where the pros ended for me. Two hours after application, my skin would look greasy and even after I blot, it would still look like all my makeup was coming off. Overall a disappoinment.
UPDATE 4/18: I stopped wearing this BB cream about a week ago. I realized that if I looked REALLY closely at the mirror, my face looked AWFUL after a few hours of wearing this product. I mean, immediately after application my face would look fresh and evenly covered, but after about 4-6 hours (when the natural oils in my face would start breaking through) it would literally DISINTEGRATE the BB cream on my face. I had patches of whitish-grayish substance on my face that resembled dry flakes! But oh no, they weren't flakes; it was the BB cream literally falling apart on my face! Bottom line is: I looked better WITHOUT the BB cream on. I liked the product's moisturizing and skin-rejuvenating properties, but that's what a good moisturizer is for. The search for the right foundation continues!
I'm a combo/oily skin gal with yellow undertones (NC30-35). Extremely oily nose and forehead, dry cheeks and jaw. Sensitive, acne-prone skin with moderate to severe scarring and huge pores.
Let me start off by saying that the color is definitely too light for me! This is my first BB cream ever, and I know other people have said it runs darker than most BB creams--but it's still too light for my skin tone. Surprisingly, I find that it doesn't oxidize that much (and trust me, I've worn this for 14-hour days), so for the most part, I'm still significantly paler and ghostlier than normal. (However, my sister is like an NC15-20 and the color matches her perfectly.) Also, since it does contain SPF 35, I opt for my Revlon Colorstay for special occasions.
The product itself has a pretty thick consistency, so the application can be a bit tricky. You have to kinda play around with it a little bit, see what method works best for you. The directions even say to "spread evenly with SOFT PATTING." I find that if I apply with my hands and just try to spread it, it would cake on too much in one area, especially on my dry cheeks. So what I do now is to take a pea-size amount, rub it between my fingertips, dot it all over my face, kind of pat it in a little bit with my fingers, then take a DAMP SPONGE to evenly spread it all out. I get an even, thin layer that way, and for problem areas that need heavier coverage, I just go back and dab a little more product on with my fingers.
It has a very nice natural-matte finish right after you first put it on. Not as cakey or heavy-looking as a full coverage foundation (e.g. Revlon Colorstay) but definitely buildable enough to cover any acne scars. I can get away without powdering my T-zone if I apply a mattifying moisturizer prior to applying the BB cream, and I would only need to blot once after like 7-8 hours. Definitely moisturize well on dry areas because this product only accentuates dryness (not pretty).
BUT HERE'S WHY I LOVE THIS BB CREAM. I never thought I would say this but I swear I think this product is actually IMPROVING MY SKIN. It doesn't just CONCEAL imperfections and blemishes; after 4 weeks of daily use, it seems to have actually improved the overall texture of my skin AND evened out my skin tone!! I used to think that a product is excellent if it doesn't make me break out (and this doesn't, by the way), but Dr. Jart's Silver Label has raised the bar! My acne scars have lightened and disappeared faster than usual (must be the whitening properties from the arbutin), and it even "dries up" or flattens out any active blemishes! My pores even look tighter and less noticeable!
Keep in mind that this is still make-up, so all traces of it needs to be removed at the end of the day. I use the Pond's cleansing wipes to remove the BB cream, and my skin literally GLOWS afterward and looks and FEELS so soft--I've never seen anything like it! (Take it from the gal who's used to seeing 1 or 2 little pimples pop up after wearing Revlon Colorstay all day.) I really believe that an effective skin care regimen combined with this BB cream will yield amazing results for your skin. It's the only reason I put up with the tricky application and the too-light color, because it's make-up that's actually improving my skin!! And isn't that our ultimate goal? To have naturally beautiful (or in my case, passable) skin?
(Took off a lippie because I wish it was slightly darker!)